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Educators Win Historic Union Charter School Organizing Victory in Cleveland

In a historic first for Cleveland, teachers and support staff at University of Cleveland Preparatory School voted overwhelmingly to join the Ohio Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, hoping to improve conditions for students and teachers. UCP is part of the network of charter schools operated by Cleveland-based I Can Schools. See more

AFT Members Pivotal to Big Hillary Clinton Wins

Union members and supporters from across the country came together Tuesday night to send the resounding message that only Hillary Clinton has what it takes to deliver real change for working people and break down the barriers holding our nation back. See more.

Former OFT president Marec dies at 76

Ron Marec, a former president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, died Jan. 8. A resident of Shaker Heights near Cleveland, Marec was 76. "Our thoughts are with Ron's family and close friends."

ESSA Offers Opportunity for Ohio to Get Education Right for Our Children

Teachers across Ohio are excited by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunities it creates for Ohio to reset education policy to focus on students and their success, and end the harmful test fixation that has become the predominant schooling strategy. The ESSA was overwhelmingly approved Dec. 3 by the U.S. House of Representatives as reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind. The Senate is scheduled to vote tomorrow.